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What is Interstitial Cystitis?

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Interstitial Cystitis

You may have been told that you have IC or "interstitial cystitis" or even chronic "interstitial cystitis", also known as Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS) or Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS).

Is it bacterial cystitis?

Your very first step should be to ascertain whether there is a bacterial cause. Request a thorough bacterial analysis of your urine from your Doctor. Unfortunately, you may need to pay for the tests from your own pocket. The London Bridge Hospital and the London Hospital in the United Kingdom offer effective testing.

Often, finding out the type of bacteria and taking appropriate action, leads to complete relief from what had been previously considered incurable Interstitial cystitis.

Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms

Interstitial Cystitis symptoms, meanwhile, can seriously damage your quality of life. Symptoms of interstitial cystitis may include the following:

  • Pain or pressure in the bladder, often just above the pubic bone.
  • A feeling like sharp needles in the bladder
  • A feeling of unexplained irritation in the bladder
  • Smelly urine
  • Sexual intercourse feels painful
  • Frequent urination day and night
  • Retention of urine

But is Interstitial Cystitis a life sentence?

Certainly not! One essential change you need to make is to focus less on your interstitial cystitis and more on the overall balance in your body. Incorporate more of the following alkalizing foods in your diet.

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Eat more berries, especially blueberries as they are rich in antioxidants.
  • Eat lots of greens! Alfalfa, green barley, Spirulina, wheat grass, etc. are an excellent way to increase alkalinity in the diet and are therefore perfect for to help heal Interstitial Cystitis.
  • Substitute some meat meals with veggie meals.
  • Lemon juice, apple cider vinegar
  • Buffered Vitamin C; Ester C or Calcium Ascorbate, never unbuffered Vitamin C
  • Calcium Magnesium, Vitamin D3

Finally, attend to dysbiosis in the gut: Take a quality Probiotic.

Most people who focus fully on cleaning up their diet, alkalising and repopulating the gut soon see the debilitating symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis disappear and their health gradually return.

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